Join us for the annual Rowany Yule Feast!

Feast

Where: Granville Town Hall, Dean St, Granville NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: Hall opens from 5.30pm

Booking Information:

Bookings Officer: Altani Khalighu
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Full Event Price:
Adult member: $45:00
Adult non member: $50:00
Child member<16: $10:00
Child non member <16: $15:00
Child member <5: $0:00
Offboard member: $20:00
Offboard non member: $25:00
Adult member- unbooked: $55:00
Adult non member- unbooked: $60:00
Child member- unbooked: $15:00
Child non member- unbooked: $20:00

Feast Information:
Contact: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Rowany Heavy and Rapier Tournaments

Their Excellencies the Baroness and Baron of Rowany invite all to the inaugural
Knights of the Heartlands Pas d’Armes Challenge members of the Order of Chivalry, and the Order of the White Scarf, in a pas d’armes

Where: Parramatta Park, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: 11am
Cost (Tourney only): $3 members / $8 Non-members
Steward: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Tourney Information
Contact: Kinggiyadai Ba’atur & Anton de Stoc
Email: kinggiyadai@gmail.com
Email: ian.whitchurch@gmail.com

Are you interested in storage (shipping containers) at Rowany Festival site?

Greetings unto the populace of Lochac,

Rowany Festival is a fantastic event renowned throughout the Kingdom. While close for some, many others must travel from the furthest reaches of our own lands or even beyond… bringing their worldly goods with them and trudging them back home again once the excitement is over!

We have received a request to see whether there is opportunity of having storage at the festival site, so groups can leave items only used at Festival, on site, instead of shipping back and forth each year.

The short answer is yes. There is a limited amount of storage space available on site, where we can permanently leave shipping containers. We already have a couple of containers on site which store Festival event gear (pavilions etc). We do have room for a few more. The expanded answer involves logistics, a longer term view… and we need numbers!

As such, we are trying to gain a good idea of just how many group(s) may be interested in storage (shipping) containers at festival site before proceeding. At this stage no decisions are being made. Once we have a better idea of potential numbers involved we can start to formulate an informed plan and make fair decisions from there.

Call For Expressions of Interest

WHAT:
Would those groups who have interest in shipping containers at festival site please contact rowanybarony+festivalstorage@gmail.com to let us know. Provide some brief details regarding who you are, the group interested and appropriate contact details if not obvious.

WHEN:
If possible, we would like to have an idea by our next senate meeting on Tue, Sep 16 (about a week away) so we can discuss this further. However, I fully appreciate I’ve sent this request through much later than I should (for one reason or another), so if you happen to respond later than that, I’m happy to take responsibility! This is an ongoing process, so it will all be fine.

As an indication of cost for containers may help in your own decision making, they sell second-hand for somewhere around $2,000 with an additional $500 for delivery.
I will try to reach appropriate places with this notice, however, if I miss a group / list / somewhere else this may be useful, please feel free to forward on.

YiS,
Jan Janssen van den Zype geheeten van den Goere
Rowany Webright

Cold War – bookings close in less than 2 weeks!

Cold War bookings close on August 17 – less than 2 weeks!
August 22-24, Glenfield Scout and Activity Centre, NSW.
Full event is $90*. “What do I get for that?” I hear you ask.
– Fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, including a feast on the Saturday.
– a day and a half of WAAAAAAAAAAR!
– an amazing array of half day Arts and Science workshops
– dorm accommodation
– fun, frivolity and friends
– and those with an interest in rapier activities, we haven’t forgotten you. This year at Cold War, there will be the opportunity for training sessions with Don Gomez de Crecy and Lady Juliana de Northwood, Provost of Lochac! Lady Juliana is also planning a tournament…
How do you book?
Email gui@lochac.sca.org with your name, how long you plan to attend, membership number and any dietary requirements you may have.
See you there!
* Individual day and feast only prices available on request.

Whilst on the subject of Cold War…
There will be both Baronial and Royal presences at Cold War.
So, do you know anyone worthy of recognition? Someone who has gone above and beyond? Then submit an award recommendation for them!
For Baronial level awards, email Their Excellencies Ameline and Miles at rowany@lochac.sca.org
For Kingdom level awards, email Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan at royal@lochac.sca.org

From the Baron & Baroness – First Update

Unto the Populace of Rowany do Baroness Ameline and Baron Miles send warmest greetings.

It has been an exciting month! And a busy one. It has been great to see so many of you at events both near and far.

A month ago, we stepped up as Baroness & Baron. This was a wonderful event stewarded by Sigvald and team. We were especially impressed by the delicious repast created by Lady Tatya and her team, created in such difficult conditions. Thank you also to Lady Annabel for her organisation of the Agincourt carol. We were also very pleased to witness the elevation of Mistress Clara van de Maes to the Order of the Laurel.

In the last month we have had two demos, one at the Blacktown Medieval Fair, and more recently, at Supanova. Great thanks to Skarpathan for his organisation of these, and all of those who volunteered their time. We had a great time at the Blacktown demo, and it was good to be able to include Combat Archery in the display for the first time.

We were pleased to accept the kind invitation to attend Dismal Fog’s Panther Hunt event. This was an archery focused event. It was good to see members of our Barony travelling to visit our near neighbours. Special thanks to the Bunny Rabbit, the Dragon & the Panther.

Further afield, we also travelled to Great Northern War. The Northern Reaches as always put on a wonderful event, and we are sure that those others from Rowany who travelled there also enjoyed it as much as we did. Lots of good fighting, good company, and also lots of fire.

Last night we had our first Baronial event within our tenure, the Pheast of the Pheasant in our Canton of Okewaite. It was good to see many travellers from central Rowany & Stowe, and also some guests from Politarchopolis. Thank you to Cristoval for providing such marvelous food – including an item or two for the more adventurous to try. At this event we were pleased to recognise Lady Helouys of Politarchopolis with a Silver Cinquefoil for her work for the Barony, especially in Okewaite; also Lady Bella Rose of Okewaite for work on Flanders costume with Rowan Berries; and also recognising the exemplary courtesy of Baroness Alys Dietsch with the Order of the Dovetail.

In the next month, we will be travelling both to the Stormhold Investiture on the 21st of June, and Midwinter Coronation in Politarchopolis on the 5-6th of July. Closer to home, the College of St Ursula is hosting College War at Glenfield, and also Stowe on the Wowld will be holding their Ludi Natalis Birthday Feast on the 19th of July. We hope to see many of you at these events.

In Rowany’s new monthly A&S Challenge and Display, as organised by Mistress Clara, in the month of June we are looking at both Cooking and also Music – two great categories that we hope to see many members participate in. July will follow with Plants & Herbs, and Textiles & Fibre Arts – so start thinking about what you might like to try for those areas as well.

We are currently working on getting the Barony’s award records into a form that they can be displayed on the website. Please don’t forget to recommend to us those members of the Barony that you feel are worthy of recognition.

Ameline et Miles

VENUE Tues Nights – Latest Information

Unto the populace,

With pleasure I present the latest venue information for Tuesday Night activities:

Arts and Sciences, including singers, dancers and bring-a-project remain at Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, NSW, 220.

Fighter Practice, both Heavy and Fencing, new venue location is: Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204. This is to be the new permanent venue. The time for Petersham Town Hall renovations was extended so we needed to search for a new venue and this is the one, enjoy!

YiS,
Jan

P.S. As usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page

Rowany Baronial Changeover – May 17 (Updated 4/5/2014)

The Barony of Rowany shows the best of its wealth and bounty as we thank Loyola and Annora for their service to the Barony and Crown, and welcome their successors. There will be a tournament in the morning, followed by a hunt and a ball, with the stepping down of their Excellencies followed by a sumptuous feast and the investiture of our new Baroness and Baron, Ameline and Miles.

Timetable:

Here is the timetable for Rowany Baronial Changeover on may 17 as it currently stands (4/5/2014):

A mixed heavy, rapier and cut & thrust pas d’armes will be held in the morning, with lists opening at 10:30 and will conclude around 2pm.
There will also be a dance practice from 12-2.
Afterwards there will be a ball from until 5, followed by the final court and divestiture of their excellencies Annora and Mendoza.
The feast hall will open at 6pm, with the investiture of Ameline and Miles at 6:30.
First main remove will be at 7pm with Royal court at approximately 7:30.
Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with lunch being a pot-luck affair, please bring something to share.

Venue:

Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Date:

Saturday May 17th

Bookings:

Contact Sigvald Sviðanda at alex.selth@gmail.com with your name, SCA name, membership details and any dietary requirements.
Please book as soon as possible to ensure we can plan the event for everyone’s enjoyment. It will be a great day!

EDIT 4/5/2014: Early bookings will close midnight Tuesday 6th May. Bookings are capped as well, and we’re currently at 99 bookings, so book now to avoid disappointment. If you have not received an email from me regarding your booking, I have not received it.

Prices:

$35 Members pre-booked (add $5 event insurance fee for non-members)
$25 Off-board rate
$25 Helpers
$45 Late booking

 

GST for Event Stewards

Unto the Populace of Rowany does the Reeve send Greetings,

It has been brought to my attention that there is some confusion over how to calculate the GST component for event reporting.

The good news is there’s not much calculation required by you. The total amount collected from the event fee (Cell E27) is divided by 11 to create a value in cell J28 (GST collected).

To fill out “GST paid”, add up the amount of GST you paid from receipts or invoices (hall hire, food, miscellaneous) and enter it there. Remember that the original receipts or invoices must still go to the Reeve for filing and double checking purposes.

“GST Liability” should automatically be calculated by the spreadsheet. If not, the liability is the difference between the amount of GST collected and the amount of GST paid (or, in spreadsheet cell terms “=J28-J29″).

I hope this clarifies the matter satisfactorily.

Yours in Service

Jean-Christophe le Saussier

Reeve.

Financial Policy Version 1.1 Available – Suggested Reading

To the Populous of Rowany,

We tend to have quite a lot of activities in the Barony. Many of these involve money as not much comes for free and people / organisations expect to get paid for things like venue hire.

Anyone dealing with money in relation to any kind of activity within the Barony should be aware of and adhere to our financial policy. This will ensure you understand how things work, things run smoothly, and everyone is happy (especially our Reeve whose job is difficult enough, the tax man, our B&B, my mum…  you get the picture).

Version 1.1 of our Financial Policy can be found at the following link:

http://rowany.lochac.sca.org/files/2014/02/Rowany-Financial-Policy-v1.1.pdf

Thanks to our Reeve, Jean-Christophe le Saussier, for creating this document.

YiS,
Jan

P.S.  All finance related posts (including those with other documents such as templates) can be found by using this site’s category Barony – Finances

Poll / Survey – Baronial Heirs – Pick Your Candidate

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

After much discussion the time has come to select the baronial heirs. Below you will find a link to a brief survey which will inform their Majesties of the preferred candidates of the populace. The Poll will remain open for 14 days closing on the night of the 27th of Feb (11:59 pm). Their Majesties will announce their decision shortly there after.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GR2WFCD

YIS

Alfgeirr Agnarsson
Returns officer

Information Regarding The Poll For Helping Choose Our Next Baron and / or Baroness

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

As we all know, their excellencies Loyola and Annora will soon be stepping down as Baron and Baroness of Rowany. Our Barony is strong and we are fortunate that 4 candidates have stepped forward who are willing to lead our barony into this new era. In recent weeks there have been several forums in which we have had the opportunity to talk to the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Rowany.

I have been asked by their Majesties and their Excellencies to conduct a poll to advise them of the wishes of the populace in choosing the next Baron &/or Baroness. This poll will be conducted via survey monkey. Unfortunately due to my mundane schedule this will be happening this Thursday rather than on the 10th (today) as previously advertised. I apologise for this but it is unavoidable.

In the mean time, should you have any comments to share with their majesties regarding the candidates they can be sent to:
crown (AT) lochac.sca.org

Please forward this message to any other relevant Rowany lists if I have missed them.

YIS

THL Alfgeirr Agnarsson

UPDATE 2014-02-14: The poll / Survey is now available – Please see this post